Want to snowboard, but can’t find the balance to slide downhill in an upright position? Not a problem with the Seated Sled Board, a snowboard that replaces the boot bindings with a stool for your sitting convenience.
A cross between two popular winter recreational options, the rig combines the experience of riding a snowboard, with the relative accessibility of sleds. With this thing, you don’t need to risk injury learning to actually free-ride down a terrain — just sit back, enjoy the slide and occasionally fall over softly.
So why not just get a sled? According to the product page, snowboards offer a “feel” of the terrain that you just can’t recreate with a sled. The Seated Sled Board, on the other hand, is designed to deliver a similar experience, all while removing the unstable riding position. In its place is a comfy stance at a low center of gravity that allows you to brake by simply digging your boots through the ice.
The snow-gliding board measures 38 x 10.5 inches, with the seat raised at 13 inches off the ground. Granted, that sounds like an uncomfortable position for taller people. We doubt it’s more uncomfortable than spending the night with a broken arm, though. It’s made from high-impact polypropylene, with anti-skid channels to keep the board from veering.
If you ever wanted to tell your friends you went snowboarding but are such a terrible liar, the Seated Sled Board might be your chance to fib with a straight face. I mean, it is a snowboard with a stool on top — a detail you can conveniently leave out. It’s available now for $49.95.